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Has the weather changed much in recent years.

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Has the weather changed much in recent years.

Please, before you reply, this is not another " whats the weather like..." question.

After visiting Hong Kong many times since the early 80's, we have usually tried to time our visits when the rainfall has been very light and the temperature still warm, and over many years have had a lot of luck by visiting in mid to late September, we can remember visits for 2 weeks in the 90's with no rain at all. However our last 2 visits, 1 then 2 years ago in late September have been almost totally rained out, with rain almost every day. Even met a lady walking her two dogs (in the rain !!) on the peak, who said, "September has become a total washout, come next year in late October, its usually clear".Would you agree, have the weather patterns changed noticeably over the last few years, thanks for any input.

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1. Re: Has the weather changed much in recent years.

I usually go anytime from mid october to mid november. Warm enough for t shirts and not seen much rain at all.

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HK weather is subtropical, meaning that while it has a general trend, things vary on a daily basis. In fact, for September, it's not unusual to see rain at all. It's usually mid-October when the dry air rolls in from the north. Still, there are still rainy days. For example, it was bone dry at the beginning of January. Then just earlier this week, it was spring like with mist and rain. It rained again sporadically last night at some areas but today, it's very dry.

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As you have experienced, weather is an unpredictable thing.

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4. Re: Has the weather changed much in recent years.

yes, I agree that the weather patterns hv been changing noticeably over the last few years.

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5. Re: Has the weather changed much in recent years.

Climate change doesn't happen that fast.

September is one of the wettest months of the year.

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